Warcovers :: 1945 onwards

1945 onwards

Forces postal history, United Nations 

1945-9 Indonesian War of Independence   1948- Arab-Israeli   1956 Suez   1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day
1945-54 French Indo-China   1948-60 Malayan War of Independence   1959-74 Vietnam   1982 Falklands
1946-9 Greek Civil   1950-3 Korean   1965 Indo-Pakistan      

 

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1955 (April) Air Mail cover KENYA to GB. FPO 1057 p/m. MAU MAU Rebellion

1955 (April) 'Forces Air Mail' cover from KENYA to GB with d/r. FPO 1057 p/m. MAU MAU Rebellion 1952-59. FPO 1057 was attached to 39 Brigade. Located Nanyuki to Dec. 1955. From 'Ridgeway Pte., 1/KOYLI, BFPO 10'. East Africa. Ref: 318-052.


Price: £25.00
1958 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] CYPRUS to GB. FPO 113 p/m

1958 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 113 p/m. From '26 Sqdn., A Flight, RAF Regt., BFPO 53'. [The Cyprus Emergency (Guerrilla War) was a conflict fought in British Cyprus between 1955 and 1959] Daynes RE 9d. Ref: 321-020.


Price: £25.00
1959 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] CYPRUS to GB. FPO 123 p/m

1959 uprated Air Mail Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 123 p/m. From '1153 Marine Craft Unit, Royal Air Force, Akrotiri, Cyprus, BFPO 53'. [The Cyprus Emergency (Guerrilla War) was a conflict fought in British Cyprus between 1955 and 1959] Daynes RE 9d. Ref: 321-021.


Price: £25.00
1960 cover CONGO to Ireland. 'Irish Contingent, ONUC' United Nations

1960 (Sept) Air Mail cover from the CONGO to 'Curragh Camp', Ireland with s/r. ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES AU CONGO p/m. From 'Irish Contingent, ONUC' - United Nations Operation in the Congo from July 1960. Ref: 309-158.


Price: £25.00
1964-65 covers GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63'

1964-65 Air Mail covers and letters [6 No.] from GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, Ground Eqpt. Section, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63' with different adhesives. [3d. and 6d. RATES] BAHRAIN, Persian Gulf. Ref: 316-044.


Price: £25.00
1965 'Air Mail' cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1019 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'.

1965 'Air Mail' cover from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1019 p/m. From 'Flt. Lt. DJ Bentley, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Ref: 314-050.


Price: £25.00
1968 Air Mail cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1040 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'

1968 Air Mail cover from BAHRAIN to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 1040 p/m. From 'C/T Wallace J, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf. Flap torn. Ref: 313-023.


Price: £25.00
1970 'Forces Air Letter' BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 170 p/m. 'HQ AFG, Jufair, Bahrain'

1970 (Sept) 'Forces Air Letter' from BAHRAIN to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 170 p/m. From 'WO. JW Gillham, HQ AFG, Jufair, Bahrain, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf. Ref: 318-050.


Price: £25.00
1972 POW cover GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal

1972 Prisoner of War cover from GERMANY to 'Major Walter Reder, Gaeta, Italy' - Nazi War Criminal with s/r. SALZBURG p/m. Reder was commander of the SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 36. This unit was given the task of anti-partisan warfare in Northern Italy and was largely responsible for the Marzabotto massacre. In 1948 he was extradited to Italy and tried by Italian military court in Bologna. In October 1951, Reder was sentenced to life imprisonment at Gaeta fortress prison. Ref: 308-060.


Price: £25.00
1982 (15th. May) cover + letter ASCENSION Is. to GB. FPO 777 p/m.

1982 (15th. May) cover and letter from ASCENSION Is. to GB with d/r. FPO 777 p/m. [Main staging post for Falklands Conflict. In use from April 1982 to 1989] Letter from 'Chief Steward'. Ref: 311-071.


Price: £25.00
1982 (June) Aerogramme CANADA to UK 'via Falklands' RTS

1982 (June) Aerogramme from CANADA to UK endorded 'via Falklands' with boxed RETURN TO SENDER h/s. and s/r. PORT STANLEY / FALKLAND ISLANDS p/m. [Falklands War May to June 1982] Ref: 318-124.


Price: £25.00
1946 (May) Air Mail cover BATAVIA to GB. RAFPOST 209 p/m.

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from BATAVIA [NEI] to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 209 p/m. From 'South East Asia Air Forces'. Ref: 308-141.


Price: £20.00
1947 Air Mail cover JAVA, NEI to GB. 'OAS' Overweight with "Zeepost 12gr"

1947 cover from JAVA, NEI to GB [20 cent RATE] endorsed 'On Active Service' and d/r. SOERABAIA p/m. Air Mail crossed through: Overweight with "Zeepost 12gr" in mss. Also boxed CTR DEVIEZEN / SOERABAJA h/s. NB: Stuck down. Ref: 320-135.


Price: £20.00
1947 cover JAVA to Germany. Opened by (ALLI)ED CENSORSHIP (NETH) label

1947 cover from JAVA to Germany endorsed "Sea Mail" with d/r. SOERABANG p/m. and Opened by / (ALLI)ED CENSORSHIP (NETH) / L 2362-46 C2 label tied by circ. ACM / 3002 h/s. Ref: 311-148.


Price: £20.00
1948 cover GB to Tel Aviv. NO SERVICE h/s. ARAB-ISRAELI War

1948 (30th APril) cover from GB to Tel Aviv with POST PAID m/c. and boxed NO SERVICE / RETURN TO SENDER h/s. ARAB-ISRAELI War. Ref: 308-146.


Price: £20.00
1952 Air Mail cover JORDAN to CANADA. FPO 121 p/m. Lincolnshire Regt crest

1952 (March) Air Mail cover endorsed 'Forces Air Mail' from JORDAN to CANADA [1s. 3d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 121 p/m. From 'MELF 10' with X Royal Lincolnshire Regiment crest to flap. Following the election in Feb. 1952, rioting broke out, resulting in all political parties being banned. Ref: 318-155.


Price: £20.00
1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail LIBYA to GB d/r. FPO 757 p/m

1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 757 p/m. Daynes: RE9 3d. From 'BFPO (55)'. NB: Faults and red tape. Ref: 316-059.


Price: £20.00
1956 covers + letters CYPRUS to GB. FPO 3 m/c. FPO 461 p/m. Guerrilla War

1956 (Oct) covers and letters from CYPRUS to GB with FPO 3 m/c. and d/r. FPO 461 p/m. Guerrilla War 1954-59. From '2 Lieut. CHC Watson, 1st. Bn. Royal Norfolk's, BFPO 53'. [In 1956 Cyprus was used a base for Suez landings] Ref: 318-062.


Price: £20.00
1957 Registered cover VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen 'Military Mail'

1957 Registered [BAO-BAM] cover from VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen endorsed Quan Chu [Military Mail]. From 'KBC 4822, Dai Doe II' - Khu Buu Chinh 4822 (Military Postal Zone) 2nd Company Regional Army Corps 3,8. Ref: 315-142.


Price: £20.00
1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' cover from the PERSIAN GULF to GB.

1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' Air Mail from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [In May 1957 HMS Gambia sailed for the Persian Gulf, becoming the last flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Vice Admiral Hilary Biggs, and returned to Rosyth on 19 Sept. 1958] Ref: 311-066.


Price: £20.00